Early Enrollment Program

Middle School

The Early Enrollment Program (EEP) is a concurrent enrollment program that offers college credit from Rhode Island College to highly motivated high school seniors and select juniors. Students who are seeking an academic challenge and have maintained a strong academic average may qualify for participation in the EEP, contingent upon the recommendations of teachers and school counselors.

The mission of the Rhode Island College Early Enrollment Program is to provide qualified high school students the challenge and opportunity to earn transferrable college credits at an affordable price. The EEP staff works collaboratively and cooperatively with high school and college faculty to offer a rigorous postsecondary experience to students in their own supportive high school environment. The EEP is committed to maintaining the standards of excellence as established by the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships of which we are a founding member.​


Associate Directors:
Peter Forrest
Alfred Pannone
Susan Dillon
Richard Larkin

Forman Center 204
401-456-8857

Program Overview

Concurrent enrollment means the student earns both high school credit and college credit for certain designated courses at their respective high schools. Begun in 1980, Rhode Island College's EEP has awarded college credits to thousands of students. Nearly 50 high schools in RI and nearby MA offer EEP courses to over 3000 students annually.

Attleboro (MA)
Barrington
Bishop Hendricken
Blackstone Academy Charter School
Burrillville
Central
Central Falls
Chariho
Classical
Coventry
Cranston Area Career & Technical Center
Cranston East
Cranston West
Cumberland
E-Cubed
East Greenwich
East Providence
Exeter-West Greenwich
Foxborough (MA)
Hope
Johnston
LaSalle Academy
Lincoln
Medway (MA)
Middletown
Mount Hope
Mount Pleasant
Narragansett
New Bedford (MA)
North Attleboro (MA)
North Kingstown
North Providence
North Smithfield
Pilgrim
Ponaganset
Portsmouth
Rogers
Saint Mary Academy/Bay View
Saint Raphael Academy
Scituate
Seekonk (MA)
Shea
Smithfield
South Kingstown
​The Greene School
Tiverton
Toll Gate
Tolman
West Warwick
Woonsocket​​

If you are planning to take an EEP course and have never taken one (or any course at RIC), you need to create a user account using this link.  If you have taken EEP courses in the past, you don't need to create an account – you are already in the system. 

Once you create your account, you will be sent your RIC Student ID number. It is very important that you keep that ID number (we suggest keeping it on your phone)!

See the Registration information tab at the bottom of the page for additional information.
 

Program Standards

EEP Instructors and On-Site Coordinators (OSC) assist in maintaining high academic standards for the delivery of EEP courses approved by Rhode Island College’s Faculty Liaisons. 

The OSC and the EEP Office must be notified immediately of any change in the course or a long-term absence (more than two weeks) of an EEP Instructor (including medical leave, maternity leave, military duty, extended jury duty, resignation or any other unforeseen or necessary absence).  The EEP Office must also be informed of the high school’s plan to cover the EEP class in question.

If the EEP office is not notified and/or the substitute is not an approved EEP instructor, the course(s) will not continue to run for EEP credit.  The high school principal, OSC and RIC Faculty Liaison will be notified by the EEP Office.  The OSC should arrange to immediately inform the students in any affected class. The EEP will refer any student and parent/guardian concerns to the high school.

EEP Instructors

The process for teacher acceptance begins with the EEP Office. Interested teachers must have a minimum of three years of teaching experience and an earned master's degree in the subject area of the EEP course. Some departments have specialized or alternative requirements (i.e., appropriate business experience, specific master’s degree 15 graduate credits in the field, etc.): Specialized or Alternative Requirements​

In all cases, the high school teacher must meet the educational standards set by the college and the academic department. Teachers should review the list of courses offered through the EEP in the section entitled EEP Courses Available. To offer a course not on the list, teachers must first contact the EEP office before submitting any materials.

It is strongly recommended that teachers submit all credentials to the EEP Office by April 1 to allow time for review by the EEP staff and then evaluation by the designated Faculty Liaison.  The final deadline for receipt of all credentials is May 1 for consideration for fall.  Materials listed below should be sent electronically to the EEP Office to www.ric.edu/eep  for more efficient processing and review. If transcripts cannot be scanned and emailed, they may be mailed. 

  • Undergraduate and graduate transcripts which may be unofficial copies (RIC transcripts will be obtained for you)
  • Résumé
  • Proposed course syllabus: Sample syllabi are available upon request from the EEP Office. Some departments may require the same syllabus used on campus.  Syllabi may not refer to AP or Honors even if the EEP class is combined with one of these in your high school.

Note: On-site coordinators may contact the EEP office if they need to request an exception to the deadline due to retirement, change of instructor, etc.

Guidelines for Teacher Acceptance

Once all materials are received, the EEP Office will send the file to the appropriate faculty liaison for review. The RIC faculty liaison will review teacher credentials (résumé and transcripts) to ensure that the teacher meets specific department requirements for designations as an EEP Instructor and is someone who could be eligible to serve as an adjunct faculty member at the college; review the syllabus to determine if the course meets the department guidelines and if necessary, request course revisions to meet the college's department/course standards; notify the EEP as to the approval or denial of the teacher and the course.

The EEP office will notify the course teacher and the on-site coordinator (OSC) as to the approval or denial of the teacher and/or course. Upon being accepted into the EEP, high school faculty will be designated as EEP instructors. The EEP will provide the OSC and classroom teacher with any relative information needed for the implementation of the course in the EEP.

If more than three years have elapsed since teaching in the EEP, the teacher must reapply to the program. To request reinstatement, updated materials (resume, syllabus, transcripts if applicable) must be submitted to the EEP Office.

EEP Instructor Responsibilities
  • Teach each assigned EEP class in accordance with the agreement made with the RIC faculty liaison and use of the approved syllabus.
  • Submit a current syllabus to the EEP Office each year and update and submit current résumé as needed.
  • Maintain communication with the high school on-site coordinator (OSC).
  • Notify the OSC of the number of sections of each EEP class/section you are teaching​.
  • Be accessible for at least one yearly liaison visit per EEP course (not section).
  • While student teachers may observe EEP classes, they are not allowed to teach in any EEP classes because they do not meet the requirements of being an EEP instructor.
  • All communications from an EEP instructor to the RIC/EEP Office should be copied to the school’s on-site coordinator.

NOTE: While EEP courses are transcripted as Rhode Island College credits, grading and other academic standards for the courses (such as academic honesty, penalties for plagiarism, etc.) are determined by the individual EEP instructors and their respective high schools. EEP instructors must submit letter grades for EEP classes that conform to the grades offered at Rhode Island College (A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, C-, D+ D, D-, F).

A grade of "W" may only be submitted under the following conditions:

  1. The student is no longer registered in the EEP class (and will not be receiving high school credit)
  2. The student has moved and is no longer attending the high school
  3. Extenuating circumstances (such as long-term absence/illness) should be reported to the EEP Office for review and possible approval for a W. Students may not be awarded a W after the class has ended.
EEP Instructor Status

EEP Instructors receive a stipend for teaching EEP courses. A W-9 form must be submitted along with the grade sheets at the end of each year.

Instructors are also eligible for a campus ID card which allows the user access and/or admittance to a number of services and activities on campus. Such activities include the use of the RIC Adams Library and its online services as well as discounts to many of the performances and events that take place at Rhode Island College.

It is important to note that an EEP instructor is neither a permanent nor a contracted employee at Rhode Island College but an instructor in the EEP assigned on a year-to-year basis. Once a new course/teacher is approved, a "review period" will begin allowing the RIC Faculty liaison the freedom to review the course content and/or the instructor. This review period will be in place for the first year only. Instructor appointments are subject to non-renewal at any time at the discretion of the RIC faculty liaison with the approval of the EEP Office.

On-Site Coordinators

Each participating high school has a designated On-Site Coordinator who serves as the administrator of the EEP program at his/her high school. This person oversees the general operation of the EEP which includes registration and grading processes, fee assistance, selection of a scholarship candidate, etc. The on-site coordinator may be a teacher (including EEP instructor), school counselor, administrator or member of the administrative staff.

On-site Coordinator (OSC) Responsibilities

The OSC's responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Serve as an advisor to the students and to the EEP instructors at the school.
  • Ensure that all EEP instructors meet the requirements of the EEP so that only qualified instructors teach EEP classes.
  • Promote the EEP by introducing new classes into the program and relating the benefits of the EEP to high school students, parents, school counselors, administrators, and any other interested parties.
  • Communicate information between the EEP office and EEP instructors in a prompt manner.
  • Verify the teachers and courses that will run in the EEP for that particular semester or year prior to EEP fall and/or spring registration.
  • Coordinate all the materials of any high school teacher who applies to become an EEP instructor (to be sent electronically to the EEP Office).
  • ​Meet EEP Office deadlines for student registrations, verification of class rosters and submission of grades.
On-site Coordinator Status

On-Site Coordinators receive a stipend for their work with the EEP. A W-9 form must be submitted along with the grade sheets at the end of each year.

On-Site Coordinators are also eligible for a campus ID card which allows the user access and/or admittance to a number of services and activities on campus. Such activities include the use of the RIC Adams Library and its online services as well as discounts to many of the performances and events that take place at Rhode Island College.

Please note that an on-site coordinator is neither a permanent nor a contracted employee at Rhode Island College but a facilitator in the EEP assigned on a year-to-year basis. On–site coordinator appointments are subject to non-renewal at any time at the discretion of the EEP/RIC staff

Each academic department offering EEP course(s) must designate one or more faculty liaison(s) who will serve as the main contact to the EEP staff and the high school EEP Instructors. The liaison plays an important role in maintaining the academic quality and rigor of the program through review of courses and teachers for possible acceptance into the EEP.  NEASC requires that teachers approved for concurrent enrollment programs (i.e., EEP) meet the standards for adjunct faculty in the department.

An academic department may require any approved EEP Instructor to use the department's syllabus for the course.

In addition, any liaison who cannot continue his/her responsibilities for any reason (retirement, load, sabbatical, etc.) should notify the EEP office and department chair.  The office staff will contact the chair to request a replacement, whether temporary or permanent.

Faculty Liaison Responsibilities

Approval of EEP Instructors and Courses
  • Review résumés, undergraduate and the graduate transcripts of prospective EEP Instructors to determine if they have the qualifications set by the RIC department.  A teacher may receive full approval or may be approved conditionally for up to one year (i.e. teacher needs to complete an additional course in the subject area).
  • Evaluate the high school course syllabus to determine if the course meets the standards of the equivalent Rhode Island College course.  The liaison may request that the high school teacher adjust the course content, syllabus, etc., for the course to be accepted into the program.  Departments may require EEP Instructors to use the department's syllabus for the EEP offering
  • Inform the EEP Office about the acceptance or denial of the teacher and the course (with an explanation for any denials). The EEP Office will then notify the high school's On-Site Coordinator and the teacher.
  • Notify the EEP Office immediately if any course seems to have deviated from the criteria for which it was originally approved.  NOTE:  Student teachers may not provide instruction in any EEP course. 
Classroom Visits

The EEP Office does NOT require nor recommend any specific type of visit, discussion, or evaluation.  It is recommended that the RIC Faculty Liaison and the EEP Instructor mutually determine in what way the visitation would be beneficial to both parties. Liaisons should schedule an annual visit to each EEP Instructor (one visit per teacher, not section). .  Visits may occur in the fall or spring semester. This visitation is required by the EEP Office in accordance with the standards of National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP). Please notify the EEP Office immediately of any difficulty in scheduling a visit.

Because it may be difficult for one faculty liaison to cover the number of schools and teachers offering department courses, additional faculty (including adjuncts) may be added to assist with visits, although the department will still have one designated liaison. Names of any additional faculty assisting with visits should be sent to the EEP office.

Liaisons submit a report at the end of each semester identifying the EEP instructors who were visited, verifying the continued adherence to the approved course standards along with a brief general description or explanation of each visitation.

RIC Faculty Liaison Stipends

RIC faculty liaisons will receive an annual stipend for their responsibilities related to the review of high school courses and teachers seeking acceptance into the EEP.

In addition, faculty liaisons (and any other designated faculty making visits) receive a stipend for teacher visits (per EEP Instructor, EEP course-not section) for which they are assigned.  Stipends are calculated instructor on teacher visits per (described under Faculty Liaison Responsibilities). RIC faculty liaisons (and any other designated faculty making visits)

To be paid, all liaisons/faculty must document their visits by completing and submitting to the EEP the EEP Liaison Payment/Visitation Form. A  W-9 form must be submitted along with the grade sheets on or before June 30 each year.

EEP Assistance to Faculty Liaisons

To assist faculty liaisons, EEP will

  • Supply an accurate list of high schools, courses, teachers with their email addresses and the number of students in each course for the purpose of school visitations.
  • Forward electronic copies of updated EEP course syllabi.
  • Send the EEP e-newsletter each semester.
  • Provide all documents necessary for the EEP instructor approval process.
  • Address any issues experienced by faculty liaisons.
  • Distribute stipends promptly for all duties performed.
Professional Development Opportunities

The EEP Office is considering offering professional development opportunities for EEP Instructors and will seek input from Faculty Liaisons regarding possible content and format.

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Dual Enrollment at RIC

High school students may also take Dual Enrollment courses at RIC. These courses are part of the college's regular schedule and are taught by RIC faculty.

Program Information for Students

How it Works

Approval

High schools enter into a partnership with Rhode Island College by identifying and offering certain courses for EEP credit. These courses are the equivalent to corresponding courses offered at RIC. Rhode Island College professors have rigorous standards to approve high school teachers as EEP Instructors.. Once the course syllabus has been examined and approved, each course is given the name and number of its corresponding RIC course. Students who register for EEP courses enter into a partnership with Rhode Island College by paying a significantly reduced tuition fee for each course in which they enroll.  Prepare RI is an initiative from Governor Raimondo providing free tuition for EEP courses to students attending RI public high schools.

When students successfully complete an EEP course, their grade appears on their high school transcript and on an official RIC transcript. They may carry over the credits when they enroll at RIC, or they may transfer them to one of the many colleges or universities that accept RIC credits.

Earning College Credit

The award of college credit is not dependent upon standardized testing at the end of a course, but rather on the student's performance throughout the class and the grade he/she earns. This is known as "authentic assessment." Some high schools even offer a combined EEP/AP (Advanced Placement) class, thereby offering the opportunity to earn college credit either through authentic assessment or standardized testing.

Quality and Standards

NACEP, the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships, of which Rhode Island College is a charter member, provides guidelines and standards to which concurrent enrollment programs must adhere to maintain membership. Adherence to these standards maintains credibility and excellence among programs such as the EEP and will assure its students' credit transfer to many colleges and universities in the United States.

Benefits

There are numerous academic and financial benefits to participating in the Early Enrollment Program.

Academic Benefits

In addition to providing rigorous postsecondary academic challenges to high school students in their own supportive high school environment, the EEP provides you with the opportunity to

  • Focus learning on critical thinking and writing skills
  • Earn college credits based on the grade earned in a course, not a score on a standardized test
  • Get a head start on college

Financial Benefits

As of fall 2015, Governor Raimondo’s Prepare RI Dual Enrollment Fund will provide funding for every qualifying student (who attends a RI public high school) to take college courses as part of their high school requirements at no cost to the student. While funding continues, EEP courses will be free, but students must still formally register for their EEP courses. Students interested in registering for EEP credit need to have a minimum high school GPA of 3.0 or the permission of their teacher and/or school counselor. As shown in the table below, students attending private or out of state high schools pay a significantly reduced fee for each course in which they enroll.

Because a number of participating high schools offer multiple EEP courses, students could earn up to a full year of college credit through the Early Enrollment Program–and reduce the cost of college.

For RI and MA students not covered by Prepare RI funding, the cost (2021-2022) for EEP classes is $65 per credit. College courses are typically three or four credits.

The table below shows the savings if a student took English 113 as an EEP course instead of taking the course on campus (*based on 2021-2022 RIC tuition):

FALL 2017 ENGL 113 EEP ENGL 113 on campus Savings
RI Resident $260 $2196 $1936
Nearby MA Resident $260 $2928 $2668

Imagine the savings if more than one EEP course is taken while still in high school. Some students have saved as much as a year's college tuition.

Other benefits

After registering for EEP courses, students will be eligible to receive a RIC Campus Card (student ID), which may be used at Adams Library to access the library's extensive online services, and for many entertainment events sponsored by the college. The cost to attend these events is the same as the cost to the full-time student population. In addition, graduating seniors who have taken EEP courses and who plan to attend Rhode Island College may be considered for the annual EEP Scholarships.

Registration

Ready to take the challenge?

Taking an EEP course in high school offers an exciting opportunity for you!  Students have earned up to a full semester's worth of college credits (and a few, even a whole year!) before they graduate from high school.  This saves you time and tuition dollars – and may even spark an interest in what might become your college major.  Designed predominantly for juniors and seniors, students should have a "B" average or better to take a course for EEP credit (or approval of their school counselor or teacher).

One or more classes at your high school have been designated as EEP courses. Teachers of those classes have been approved by faculty at Rhode Island College to be designated as EEP Instructors.  This means the teacher will be using a college-level course syllabus approved by a Rhode Island College faculty member. 

All students taking that class will be held to the same high academic standards and rigor of the course.  This means all the students in the class will be doing college-level work whether or not they formally register to earn college credit through EEP.

If you want to earn college credit through the EEP, you must follow the EEP registration process (how and when to register). If you register to earn college credit (see section on Registration), the grade you earn in the class will be posted on your high school transcript and on an official Rhode Island College transcript. 

The award of college credit is not dependent upon standardized testing at the end of a course, but rather on the student's performance throughout the class and the grade he/she earns. This is known as "authentic assessment." Some high schools even offer a combined EEP/AP (Advanced Placement) class, thereby offering the opportunity to earn college credit either through authentic assessment or standardized testing.

It is important that students taking courses for EEP credit know that they "own" whatever grade they earn.  And whether you choose to attend Rhode Island College or any other college or university, college grades and credits will follow you wherever you go.

Each participating high school also has a designated on-site coordinator who serves as the administrator of the EEP program at his/her high school. This person oversees the general operation of the EEP from the high school side, which includes registration and grading processes, fee assistance, etc.  If you have any questions about EEP offerings at your high school, use this link for a list of high school on-site coordinators: 

On Site Coordinators

High schools involved in the EEP assume the responsibility of maintaining the credibility, integrity and quality of their EEP course(s).  If, after an EEP course has begun, it is determined that the course does not comply with the EEP and/or corresponding RIC academic department standards, students will be withdrawn from the course and their course fee (for those required to pay) will be refunded.

Registration deadlines

EEP courses may not be added after the stated registration deadline. There are no retroactive withdrawals from any course once the course has been completed.

A student may drop an EEP course and receive a "W" (withdrawn) under the following conditions (which must be verified by the high school):

  • The student has also dropped the high school course
  • The student has moved to a different school district
  • In the case of a medical emergency requiring extensive absence from class (handled on a case-by-case basis)

Course Fees

Students attending a Rhode Island public high school

The Governor's Prepare RI fund provides funding for every qualifying student (those attending a Rhode Island public high school) to take college courses as part of their high school requirements at no cost to the student.  EEP courses will be free (depending on continuing funding), but students must still formally register for their EEP courses.  However, it is very important to remember that while free, students will still "own" the grade they earn. The grade will appear on an official RIC transcript.

For Students Not Attending a RI Public High School

MA students and those attending RI private high schools pay a significantly reduced cost for each EEP course in which they enroll.  The cost for each EEP course is $65 per credit.  College courses are typically three or four credits.  Note:  Fees are subject to change.  50% EEP financial assistance may be granted to students on free/reduced lunch who are eligible for an SAT waiver.

For example, a student taking an EEP English 113 course would pay $260, saving over $1900.  The same course taken on the RIC campus would cost $2196.  MA residents would pay $2928 for the same course on campus, saving over $2600 by taking an EEP course in their high school.

Additional Benefits

EEP students are entitled to a Rhode Island College ID at no charge which may be obtained through the Campus Card Office located in the Student Union, Room 204.   Identification such as a driver's license or Social Security card must be presented.  We advise calling the Campus Card Office at 401-456-8394 for hours of operation.  RIC IDs will become available once students are registered in their EEP classes.

A RIC ID allows the user access and/or admittance to a number of services and activities on campus. Such activities include the use of the RIC Adams Library and its online services as well as discounts to many of the performances and events that take place at Rhode Island College. Having a college ID may also entitle students to discounts for other retail purchases off campus (such as laptops, tablets, etc.).

Grades and Transferability of Credits

When students complete an EEP course for which they formally registered, their grade will be posted on their high school transcript and on an official Rhode Island College transcript (same grade for both).  Colleges and universities expect students to submit transcripts for all college courses taken whether or not the student expects or desires transfer credit. 

  1. Credits and grades are calculated as part of their grade point average (GPA) if they enroll at Rhode Island College.
  2. Credits, not grades, may be transferred to many colleges or universities throughout the United States that accept concurrent enrollment credit. Transfer credit policy differs among colleges and universities.  It is the student's responsibility to check the transferability of credit.  See the Transfer of College Credit section on the EEP webpage for a partial listing of colleges/universities which have accepted RIC EEP credits.
  3. Most colleges will not accept credit for coursework when a student earns a grade below C.  Students should work hard to earn a grade of at least C.  Lower grades may affect a student's offer of admission to college.

Transcript Requests

Students must submit an official RIC transcript to any college to which they apply whether or not they desire or expect transfer credit (except those students who plan to attend Rhode Island College).Rhode Island College should be listed on college applications as the institution from which the student will (or has) earned college credit.  This not only enhances the student's application, but is also helpful for advisement purposes if the student attends a college orientation prior to EEP grades being posted.

Colleges and universities expect an official transcript before the start of the student's first semester. EEP grades are normally processed and posted on RIC transcripts by July. Transcripts will be sent as soon as they are available. EEP students who choose to attend Rhode Island College need not request a transcript as long as they list the college on their application for admission.

Students request a transcript on line HERE. Be sure to have the complete address (including office or department) for the college to where you want the official transcript sent. 

EEP Scholarships

Each year, the Early Enrollment Program awards a limited number of scholarships to outstanding EEP students who will be attending Rhode Island College and who have been nominated for the scholarship by the on-site coordinator at their high school.

In the spring, on-site coordinators will receive a letter from the EEP Office which will include all of the information necessary to initiate the scholarship application process in their schools.  The EEP Scholarships are open to all students who have enrolled in at least one EEP course during their tenure at their respective high schools.  Each school will hold its own review of scholarship applicants and submit one applicant to the Early Enrollment Program office.

The student must attend Rhode Island College for the scholarship to be awarded.  Each scholarship is renewable for three additional years provided the student maintains a 3.0 cumulative grade point average at the end of each academic year. 

Scholarships will be announced in May, and letters will be sent to the recipients of the scholarship, the on-site coordinators, and the school principals. In addition, letters announcing the winners will be sent to all on-site coordinators.  

EEP Courses

EEP credits have been awarded specific course credit, elective credit and/or exemption from required courses depending on the college or university the student attends. No matter how the credit is applied, it reduces the number of credits the student needs to graduate, and lessens the financial burden on families. Colleges and universities may apply the credit in different ways.

For students who decide to attend Rhode Island College, all EEP credits count towards graduation and nearly 90% of the courses satisfy a Gen Ed requirement or count in one or more majors or minors. Check the first column below to see how your EEP courses are applied at RIC.

COURSE NUMBER

COURSE DESCRIPTION

ACCT 201
Requirement in all majors in the School of Business

Principles of Accounting I:  Financial
The identification, measurement, and reporting of the financial effects of economic events on enterprises are examined. 3 cr.

AFRI 200
RIC Social & Behavioral Science Gen Ed

Introduction to Africana Studies
This is a transdisciplinary of key issues in life and history of people of African descent and their interaction with other peoples and world cultures. 4 cr.

ART 201
RIC Visual and Performing Arts Gen Ed

Introduction to Visual Arts
Introduction to art-making, art vocabulary, and art history.  Students work in a studio environment, producing and critiquing works while studying the arts within the context of history and society.  For non-art majors only.  Studio and lecture.
3 cr.

BIOL 111
RIC Natural Science Gen Ed; requirement in some majors

Introductory Biology I
Emphasis is on the molecular and cellular nature of living systems. This course is intended for science majors and any student with an interest in science. 4 cr.

BIOL 112
RIC Natural Science Gen Ed; requirement in some majors; pre-requisite:  BIOL 111 with a minimum grade of C-

Introductory Biology II
Emphasis is on organismal and ecological levels of organization. This course is intended for science majors and any student with an interest in science. 4 cr.

CHEM 103
RIC Natural Science Gen Ed; requirement in some majors

General Chemistry I
Topics include atomic theory, periodicity, bonding, reactions, stiochiometry, gas laws, and thermochemistry. Laboratory experiments illustrate these concepts and develop laboratory techniques. 4 cr.

CHEM 104
RIC Advanced Quantitative & Scientific Reasoning (AQSR) Gen Ed; requirement in some majors

Pre-requisite:  CHEM 103 with a minimum grade of C-

General Chemistry II
Topics include states of matter, solutions, kinetics, acids and bases, equilibrium theory, thermodynamics, and electrochemistry. 4 cr.

COL 125
Counts as elective credit

College Learning Strategies
Skills necessary for success in college are developed, with emphasis on organizational methods, study skills, and the interpretation of reading materials. Normally open to freshman and sophomore students only, with consent of instructor.
4 cr.

ECON 200
RIC Social & Behavioral Sciences Gen Ed

Introduction to Economics
This course fosters an understanding of the market economy and contemporary economic problems, such as economic growth and inflation, unemployment, income distribution, and the role of the government. Students cannot receive credit for Economics 200 if they have successfully completed or are currently enrolled in Economics 214. 4 cr.

ECON 214
Requirement in all majors in the School of Business

Principles of Microeconomics
Microeconomics is introduced, including such areas
of decision making as individual demand theory, cost theory, production theory, and the structure of markets. 3 cr.

ECON 215
Requirement in all majors in the School of Business (except Health Care Administration)

Principles of Macroeconomics
The U.S. economy as a whole is considered and problems of inflation and recession are explored by examining aggregate demand, aggregate supply, national product and income, and the influence of money and interest rates on the economy. 3 cr.

ENGL 113
RIC Arts Gen Ed

Approaches to Drama
Drama as an art form is studied through the reading, viewing and analysis of selected plays, past and present. 4 cr.

ENGL 118
RIC Literature Gen Ed 

Introduction to the Literary Experience
This course provides students with a rich experience of literature from a variety of periods and genres, exploring the questions of what literature is and how texts make meaning. 4 cr.

FIN 230
Counts as elective credit

Personal Finance
Students examine the markets and institutions they will deal with throughout their financial lives. Topics include borrowing money, real estate, banking, insurance, investing, and retirement planning. 3 cr.

FNED 101 
Requirement in teacher education programs

Introduction to Teaching and Learning
Students construct a map for their journey of developing a professional educator identity. Students explore essential questions of social justice education through academic and field experiences. 2 cr. Graded S, U.

FNED 246 
Requirement in teacher education programs

Schooling for Social Justice
Students critically examine the purposes of schooling as a tool of oppression or liberation and the sociocultural forces that affect learning. Eighteen hours of clinical practice are required. (formerly FNED 346) 4 cr.

FREN 113
Meets RIC 2nd Language requirement

Intermediate French I
The cultural heritage of the French-speaking world is examined through selected cultural readings. Grammar and vocabulary are reviewed through a communicative approach. 4 cr.

FREN 114
Meets RIC 2nd Language requirement; Prerequisite: Prior completion of either the EEP 113-level course or the 4th year high school language course (with a B+ or better).

Intermediate French II
Through selected readings, literature as a reflection of the French-speaking world is examined. The development of language skills is continued through a communicative approach. 4 cr.

HPE 115
Counts in coaching minor

Fundamentals of First Aid & CPR
Fundamental principles and skills of basic first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) are presented.  Upon satisfactory completion of each unit, appropriate certification is available. 2 cr.

HPE 201
Counts in coaching minor

Prevention & Care of Athletic Injuries
Students acquire a basic understanding of sports medicine. Topics include preventive techniques, protective strapping, basic anatomy, injury recognition, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries. 3 cr.

HIST 107
RIC History Gen Ed

Multiple Voices:  The United States in the World
Students examine the historian’s craft by studying pivotal events highlighting the historical relationship between the United States and the world.  4 cr.

HIST 117
RIC History Gen Ed

Introduction to Historical Analysis
This course introduces students to historical themes within a particular era or period such as European history, Western civilization, or the Holocaust. 3 cr.

HIST 118
RIC History Gen Ed

U.S. History I
This course provides an in-depth study of the history of the United States up to 1877 through five strands of history: political, economic, religious, social, and intellectual. 3 cr.

HIST 119
RIC History Gen Ed

U.S. History II
This course provides an in-depth study of the history of the United States from 1877 to the present through five strands of history: political, economic, religious, social, and intellectual. 3 cr.

ITAL 113
Meets RIC 2nd Language requirement.

Intermediate Italian I
The cultural and linguistic heritage of Italy is examined through selected readings. Grammar is reviewed and basic oral and written skills developed. 4 cr.

ITAL 114
Meets RIC 2nd Language requirement.
Prerequisite: Prior completion of either the EEP 113-level course or the 4th year high school language course (with a B+ or better).

Intermediate Italian II
Literature as a reflection of the heritage of the Italian people is examined. The development of oral and reading skills are continued and some attention is given to written practice. 4 cr.

LATN 101
NOTE: Formerly offered for EEP credit several years ago.

Elementary Latin I
The spirit and culture of the classical Roman world is introduced through study of the grammar and syntax of classical Latin and readings from Latin authors. This course also examines the Roman world's contribution to Western civilization. 4 cr.

LATN 102
Meets RIC 2nd Language requirement
Prerequisite LATN 101

Elementary Latin II
This is a continuation of Latin 101. 4 cr.

MATH 240
RIC Gen Ed Math; requirement in some majors
Prerequisite: C+ or better in Algebra II

Statistical Methods I
Descriptive statistics; confidence intervals and hypothesis testing; random variables; estimations and tests of significance; and correlation and regression are studied. Students cannot receive credit for both MATH 240 and MATH 248. 4cr.

MEDI 201
Requirement in a major

Orientation to Medical Imaging
Topics include the history of x-rays, the technologist's role on the health care team, radiographic equipment, clinical settings and the various modalities in diagnostic imaging (formerly RADT 201).  1 cr.

MEDI 255
Requirement in a major

Patient Care in Medical Imaging
Students will learn the patient care skills needed for safe practice in the healthcare environment.  3 cr.

MGT 100
Counts as elective credit

Introduction to Business
Business concepts are introduced and the practices of management in both the business sector and non-profit organizations.  Topics focus on all the management disciplines. 3 cr.

MUS 207
Counts in digital media production minor
(formerly MUS 117 3 cr.)

Electronic Music
This studio course is designed for students with little or no experience I electronic music.  Students become familiar with the basic components of the electronic lab and create electronic compositions. 4 cr.

MUS 220
Counts in digital media production minor

Advanced Digital Audio Production I
This course is designed for students interested in live and studio audio production in a computer-based studio. Students cannot receive credit for COMM 220 and MUS 220. 4 cr.

MUS 119
Counts as elective credit (formerly MUS 118 3 cr.)

Advanced Digital Audio Production
This course will explore sound production, recording and transmission, electronic music composition and arranging, live audio reinforcement, multi-track studio recording, editing, mixing and mastering. This course will be almost exclusively project-based and will deal with real-life applications and curriculum-related career paths.  Projects will include creating a multi-track song, creating a final mix using EQ, effects and automation, and creating the soundtrack for a nature documentary. 3 cr.

MUS 201
RIC Visual & Performing Arts Gen Ed

Survey of Music
Musical eras, styles, forms, and basic vocabulary are introduced to the non-music major through music literature.  An ability to read music is not presumed. 4 cr.

MUS 203
RIC Visual & Performing Arts Gen Ed

Elementary Music Theory
Fundamentals of scale construction, intervals,
syllables, clefs, rhythms, and form are studied, with emphasis on musical acuteness through ear training, sight singing, and diction. 4 cr.

MUS 223
RIC Visual & Performing Arts Gen Ed

Music 223 American Popular Music
The growth of popular music in the United States is surveyed from its historical background.  4 cr.

MUS 225
RIC Visual & Performing Arts Gen Ed.  Counts in Jazz Studies minor

History of Jazz
Jazz styles, forms and basic vocabulary are introduced to the non-music major through music literature and sound.  Listening outlines will be created and used to help develop skills.  4 cr.

POL 202
RIC Social & Behavioral Sciences Gen Ed; requirement in some majors including Political Science, Justice Studies, Public Administration and Social Work

American Government
The institutions and principles of American national government are examined. Topics include the constitutional foundation, federalism, political parties, Congress, the presidency, the Supreme Court and civil rights. 4 cr.

POL 204
RIC Social & Behavioral Sciences Gen Ed;
requirement in some majors

Introduction to Political Thought
Fundamental concepts and issues of philosophy and political theory are investigated. Basic precepts about authority, law, government, and the terms of obligation are examined in light of contemporary concerns. 4 cr.

PORT 113
Meets RIC 2nd Language requirement.

Intermediate Portuguese I
The cultural and linguistic heritage of the Portuguese-speaking world is examined through selected readings. Grammar is reviewed and basic oral and written skills developed. 4 cr.

PORT 114
Meets RIC 2nd Language requirement.
Prerequisite: Prior completion of either the EEP 113-level course or the 4th year high school language course (with a B+ or better).

Intermediate Portuguese II
Students develop both reading skills and an appreciation of literature as a reflection of the heritage of the Portuguese speaking world.  Development of oral skills continues and attention is given to written practice.  4 cr.

PSYC 110 RIC Social & Behavioral Sciences Gen Ed; requirement in several majors

Introduction to Psychology
The field of psychology is surveyed with emphasis on the biological, cognitive, and environmental factors influencing behavior. 4 cr.

SWRK 200

Introduction to Social Work
Students learn about the profession of Social Work, focusing on skills, ethics of helping and fields of practice, child welfare, juvenile justice, elder services and mental health. 4cr.

SPAN 113
Meets RIC 2nd Language requirement.

Intermediate Spanish I
The cultural and linguistic heritage of The Spanish-speaking world is examined, while grammar is reviewed and basic oral and written skills are developed. 4 cr.

SPAN 114
Meets RIC 2nd Language requirement. Prerequisite: Prior completion of either the EEP 113-level course or the 4th year high school language course (with a B+ or better).

Intermediate Spanish II
Emphasis is on the development of reading Spanish and on the appreciation of literature as a reflection of the heritage of the Hispanic peoples.  Attention is given to written practice. 4 cr.

TECH 216 Computer-Aided Design
Required in a major

Computer-Aided Design
International drafting-language protocol is explored and used in solving design problems in orthographic and pictorial presentation.  Study includes basic computer-aided drafting.  3 cr.

TECH 327
Required in a major

Construction Systems
This course is an introduction to the skills, knowledge, environments, and people of the construction industry.  A laboratory component is required for students to plan, design, and build a structure. 3 cr.

Transfer of College Credits

Once the student completes a high school EEP course, the grade earned becomes part of an official Rhode Island College transcript. Students may use the credits at RIC or transfer them to a large number of colleges and universities across the U.S.

There are hundreds of public and private 4-year institutions that accept EEP credits. A partial list appears below. EEP credits have been awarded specific course credit, elective credit and/or exemption from required courses. No matter how the credit is applied, it reduces the number of credits the student needs to graduate, and lessens the financial burden on families. It is standard procedure that transfer credits do not have grade designations, but are noted as credits earned. While a minimum transfer grade is generally a "C", some colleges will expect a "B-" or better.

It is the student's responsibility to list EEP credits earned on college applications and to send an official Rhode Island College transcript, to any college or university to which they apply. The college will supply a transcript for those students applying to Rhode Island College. Students may also wish to keep a copy of their EEP course syllabus and samples of their coursework if proof is required of the course's high academic standards.

Colleges and Universities that have accepted EEP credits:

Albertus Magnus College
Alfred University
American University
Appalachian State University
Arizona State University
Assumption College
Auburn University
Bard College
Bates College
Berklee College of Music
Boston University
Bridgewater State College
Bryant University
Carnegie Mellon University
Carroll University
Catholic University (DC)
Cedar Crest College
Central Connecticut State University
Clark University
Clarkson University
Colby-Sawyer College
College of Charleston
College of the Atlantic
College of Wooster
Community College of RI
Connecticut College
Cornell University
Daniel Webster College
Delaware Valley College
Drexel University
Duquesne University
Eastern Connecticut State University
Elms College
Elon University
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical College
Emerson College
Emmanuel College
Emory University
Endicott College
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Florida Gulf Coast University
Florida Southern University
Framingham State College
Franklin & Marshall College
Franklin Pierce College
George Washington University
Georgia Institute of Technology
Gettysburg College
Gordon College
Hofstra University
Indiana University, Bloomington
Ithaca College
Johnson & Wales University
Johnson State College
Liberty University
Loyola Marymount University
Loyola University Chicago
Manhattan College
Marymount University
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
McGill University (Canada)
Methodist University
Miami University (OH)
Michigan State University
Mount Holyoke College
New England College
New England Institute of Technology
Northeastern University
Norwich University
Ohio State University
Oregon State University
Pennsylvania State University
Plymouth State University
Quinnipiac University
Radford University
Randolph-Macon College
Rhode Island School of Design
Rivier University
Roger Williams University
Rollins College
Rutgers University
Sacred Heart University
Salve Regina University
Seton Hall
Southern Connecticut State University
Southern Vermont College
Springfield College
St. John's Seminary College
St. Joseph's College (CT)
St. Joseph's College (IN)
St. Joseph's College (ME)
St. Joseph's College (NY)
St. Lawrence University
St. Mary's College of Maryland
St. Michael's College
Stanford University
Suffolk University
SUNY Albany
SUNY Binghamton
SUNY Buffalo
SUNY College Environmental Forestry
Susquehanna University
Syracuse University
Temple University
Texas Christian University
Towson University
Trinity College (CT)
Trinity College (VT)
Tulane University
United States Air Force Academy
United States International University
United States Naval Academy
University of Arizona
University of Bridgeport
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, Santa Barbara
University of Connecticut**
University of Delaware
University of Hartford
University of Kansas
University of Kentucky
University of Maine
University of Maryland
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
University of Massachusetts, Boston
University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
University of Massachusetts, Lowell
University of Miami
University of Michigan
University of Minnesota
University of Missouri
University of Montana
University of New England
University of New Hampshire
University of New Haven
University of Oklahoma
University of the Pacific
University of Rhode Island
University of Richmond
University of Rochester
University of South Carolina
University of Tampa
University of Texas, Dallas
University of Vermont
University of Virginia
University of Washington
University of Wisconsin
Ursinus College
Virginia Polytechnic Institute
Wabash College
Wagner College
Wake Forest University
Wentworth Institute
Westfield State University
Western Connecticut State University
West Virginia University
Whittier College
Worcester State University

EEP Credits accepted with restrictions:

Boston College
Dartmouth College
Fairfield University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Purdue University
Regis College (MA)
Regis University (CO)
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
University of Connecticut**
Wheelock College
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

** Does not accept math courses

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